Quick Quotes offered a 6 fabulous pages scrapbook layout class. I appreciated that everything we would need (minus the ink) was included in this class kit. I didn't have to run to the booth for matching pages which was GREAT! It was an advanced class with many steps. The results are stunning (but I had had it - simply exhausted - by the time this class started so I left half way through). Luckily there were detailed instructions and color pictures provided. LOL.
This was the most labor intensive class I took at CKC Lancaster. There was cutting, spraying, inking, doilies, chain, brads, pearls, wire... and the list goes on! We used the positive and negative images to create several looks. I was glad that they had us do all of the messy stuff and cutting up front so that all the assembling could happen during the 2nd part of class. That made it easy for me to exit and complete it later.
The use of color and patterns in this layout is phenomenal! I would never have chosen to do all of this in one layout. That's why I like taking classes to get the creative juices going and to do things that are outside my box.
The butterflies were made in an interesting way. One is made of self-adhesive canvas and one is made of cardstock. The cardstock butterfly is larger than the canvas one. We used the canvas butterfly on top of the cardstock one and sprayed ink to cover. The canvas, acting as a stencil, left a nice design on the cardstock layer. The same was done with the smaller butterflies but instead of spray ink, we used a stippling brush with chalk ink for a more saturated color.
The flowers used in the layout are double-sided and were cut from the picture mat that is adhered to the page. A great way to save paper is to cut out places that will be behind a picture of embellishment. No one will ever know and your $ goes further! In this case, we inked the negative space just in case some of the flowers show. Up until I saw this, I always used whole pieces of paper underneath pictures etc. It was an Ah-ha! for me. How about you?
With the bold colors and design of this layout I only added a few embellishments to turn this layout into a homecoming/nursery themed layout for a baby girl.